Forthcoming concerts:



St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington


Wed 22nd April 12.15pm

Music for chamber organ

Douglas Mews plays music by Bach, Byrd and Purcell on the Croft chamber organ. 


Salvation Army Citadel, Wellington


Sat 2nd May 7.30pm

Brahms Requiem

Douglas Mews and Diedre Irons play the 4-hand piano version of Brahms' Requiem with the NZ Choral Federation workshop choir, conducted by Christine Argyle.


St James, Lower Hutt


Sun 24th May 3pm

Organ Music for Pentecost Sunday

Douglas Mews plays music by Bach, Elgar and Stanley.


St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Christchurch 


Wed June 17th 1.10pm

Purcell and Kuhnau on virginal and organ

Douglas Mews, virginal and organ, plays music by Purcell and Kuhnau  




















Douglas on Youtube

Great Australasian Organs VIII

Wellington Town Hall

Priory Records

Lemare - Marche Moderne

Kaihau - Akoako o te Rangi

Ketelbey - Chinese Temple Garden

Bossi - Pastorale & Invocazione

Handel - Suite in G minor HWV432

Mozart - Andante K616 & Gigue K574

Brahms - O Gott, du frommer Gott; Schmucke dich, o liebe seele

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet *

(arr. Lemare)

Price NZ$20 plus p & p

*Sample on youtube

CD Recordings - email to order

The Lost Chord

Wellington Town Hall Organ

(just released)

Sullivan - The Lost Chord*

Ketelbey - In a Persian Market*

Ketelbey - In a Monastery Garden

Bach - Sheep may safely graze

Bach - Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541

Franck - Prelude, Fugue & Variation

Franck - Pièce Héroïque

Wagner - Song to the Evening Star

Warlock - Pieds-en-l'air

Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre

Price NZ$20 plus p & p

* Samples on youtube

Haydn piano trios with flute

Classical Chrome:

Douglas Mews - fortepiano

Penelope Evison - 6 keyed flute

Euan Murdoch - classical cello

Trio in G, Hob.XV:15

Trio in F, Hob.XV:17

Trio in D, Hob.XV:16

Available from:

Organ Recital

recorded live at the 

Katharinenkirche, Braunschweig

Sweelinck - Onder een Linde  Groen

Mews - Variations on Salutis Humanae Sator*

Buxtehude - Passacaglia in d*

Bach - Sonata 3 in d

Bach - Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier

Bach - Passacaglia and Fugue in c

Price NZ$20 plus p & p

*Samples on youtube

Douglas Mews - Biographical Note


Douglas Mews, former Wellington City Organist, began playing the organ at St Patrick's Cathedral in Auckland, where his father (and first organ teacher) Dr Douglas Mews was choir conductor in the 1970's. Private lessons with Kenneth Weir followed, and then university study with the late Anthony Jennings, graduating from Auckland University in 1979 with a Masters degree in organ and harpsichord. He then continued his harpsichord studies with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, and later expanded his interest in historical keyboards to include the fortepiano.


He is currently Artist Teacher in organ and harpsichord at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, broadcasts for Concert FM and directs the music at St Teresa’s church in Karori. In 2010 he recorded a CD on the Wellington Town Hall organ for Priory Records’ ‘Great Australasian Organs’. His most recent CD is 'The Lost Chord', also recorded at the Wellington Town Hall.



On May 25th 2013, at 7.30pm, Douglas gave a recital on the 50th anniversary of the Walker organ at St John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Islington, London, the same instrument on which his father, Dr Douglas Mews, gave the opening recital in February 1963. A few audience members from the opening recital are still alive, remembering most of all the bitterly cold church. Winter of that year was one of the coldest on record, being officially known as 'The Big Freeze of 63'. 

At 1pm on May 30th, Douglas gave a recital at the Bate Gallery in Oxford on a William Smith harpsichord from about 1720, believed to have been Handel's own harpsichord, since it exactly resembles the instrument in Philippe Mercier's portrait of the composer. (Click here to find out more: ) 



Douglas Mews

 Organist - Harpsichordist - Period Pianist

 Wellington City Organist 

Artist Teacher at the New Zealand School of Music

Organist at St Teresa's RC Church, Karori

Freelance performer

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